Pursuing Art as an Aboriginal Artist: in Canada, in the World, and on 20th Street
An interview with Adrian Stimson, a member of the Siksika (Blackfoot) Nation in Southern Alberta and an interdisciplinary artist, currently living and working in the neighbourhood of Saskatoon's 20th Street. In this video interview, Mr. Stimson shares his story of becoming a professional artist, describes his different art projects, and discusses what inspired him to pursue his work. In particular, Mr. Stimson talks about the influences of Aboriginal culture on his art and discusses how he uses art to respond to contemporary political issues. Mr. Stimson talks about the history of his art studio and the importance of having a studio on 20th Street. He shares his thoughts about the life in and around 20th Street, and his personal role in community life. Mr. Stimson addresses the negative and the positive aspects of the ongoing revitalization of 20th Street, and contemplates possible solutions to the various challenges his neighbourhood has been facing - both in the past and more recently.
1 digital recording (44 min 28 sec)
Oral History 20 Street Saskatoon Research Drive
social historyurban historyoral historyindigenous peopleFirst Nations (culture)First Nations reserveneighborhoodart gallery (institution)art (fine art)artist (visual artist)politics
Division 5 - North Central
RM of Corman Park No. 344